Thursday, 3 October 2013

" Cheese!"


I am always happy when villagers call down to the field. Affable despot Jason and his girls often call down with tidbits for the animals, neighbor Viv ( who has a soft spot for blind cockerel Cogburn) sneaks around with nibbles and only yesterday, the former owners of Russell the gander popped around to check up on the old guy.
The other day, I looked out of the window to see an elderly lady sat on a chair in the centre of a rainy field. She was waving a blue balloon and was being photographed surrounded by the field population

I was only mildly surprised. Things like this happen every day in Trelawnyd.


59 comments:

  1. Probably preparing her 2013 Christmas card.

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    1. Cro
      It was infant a reply to a wedding invitation
      Apparently relatives from all over the country were to get photographed in " unusual situations" holding a blue balloon
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    2. Damn predictive text.....in fact not infant

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  2. That is so cool ~ thanks for the smile :)

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  3. I have heard of "The Birdman of Alcatraz" but not "The Birdwoman of Trelawnyd". Perhaps she misunderstood the invitation to her niece's "hen party"!

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  4. I love the eccentricity of it all. Brilliant..
    Briony
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    1. I will find out what the rest of the family got photographed at

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  5. Trelawnyd is an enchanting little village indeed . I very much like it !

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    1. Enchanting? Just wet at the moment very wet

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  6. you live in such a neat place!

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  7. I thought this was Glastonbury for a moment. I'm pleased to know that Trelwnyd is just as wacky :-D

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    1. Not many people poo in holes in the ground in Trelawnyd kath.... We'll not many that is

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    2. As I recall, you didn't even care to dig a hole...

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  8. John, should you ever spot a woman with a burst balloon (colour immaterial) or - worse - no balloon at all, it'll be me. Promise not to take a photo. Thank you, Your Kindness.

    U

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    1. There is nothing worse than a limp balloon

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  9. Brilliantly eccentric! :-)

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  10. She knew where to go to get an unusual photo taken. Look at all those happy chickens.

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  11. Well, that's not something I've ever seen here.

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    1. Oh I bet your seen some sights! Those spaniards love a parade

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  12. Just love the new picture of Miss W and her new dad!!

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  13. That is just awesome.

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  14. Next picture...Jason and his girls, please. At your convenience.

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    1. I will see what I can do.... He's a bit of a pin up on this blog

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  15. I think you could imagine that I would just love to meet anyone with such an eccentric, yet wholly innocent desire!

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    1. All the good traits of being british

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  16. And Winnie gave her leave to stay?

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  17. Perhaps she is penny wise from the film "It" ....on a day off ....all ballooned out .....costumes the wash

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    1. Meant to say " in the wash "

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  18. Maybe a 'yes' reply to a 'hen-party' invitation !
    ~Jo

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  19. You could have "Take your picture with the animals for Holiday cards".
    A new business venture ?
    I just love your village and the wacky idea that was given out for the wedding reply.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I will have to ask about the significance of that balloon

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  20. Someone needs to make a film about Trelawnwd. They won't be short of things to film that's for sure!

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  21. What do you mean " elderly". She looks about my age..I am 68 today..hooray!

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  22. I saw the photo and thought maybe you were combining your nursing experience with poultry training.
    Assistance chickens.........for the bewildered....

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  23. Nothing that interesting happens in my neighborhood. We just have the guy who works at a gun range who shot and killed one of the two men who kicked in his back door in the middle of the night. I don't know if the second man lived to be arrested.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. We'll I would call that bloody interesting!

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  24. Was this village like this before you arrived John?

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    1. I would like to say No pat x

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  25. Interesting idea for invitation acceptances! Please do let us know if you find out the meaning of the blue balloon :)

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  26. Did she leave the chair? It becomes the garden.

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    1. No the chair is mine. I call it my throne

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  27. How lovely. I do hope you find out more. I need to know ...

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  28. Wonderful!

    That is the true definition of a village.

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  29. I hope you offered her a cuppa :-)

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    1. In that weather I should have offered her a gin and tonic

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  30. Like Jenny, I would like to know the significance of the blue balloon and why she chose your field.

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    1. Susan, for why she chose John's field, see his reply to Cro - first comment (at the very top) :)

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    2. Susan, the balloon is a prop. Apparently the whole family were getting " photographed in odd situations with a balloon " for a family event... I think it was for a wedding.
      The old lady is in fact the mother of a neighbour
      She lives in Bristol but visits the village regularly
      Apparently she loves watching the chickens and bingley the turkey

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  31. I love the photo. Perhaps you can use it to advertise your open day at the allotment next year?

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  32. Adorable! All of them...

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  33. Mad as a box of frogs...

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  34. You live in a magical place!

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